Recipe: Creamy White Chili

Bursting with flavor and easy to throw together, this creamy white version made with chicken and Great Northern beans gives chili a whole new twist!

Bursting with flavor and easy to throw together, this creamy white version made with chicken and Great Northern beans gives chili a whole new twist!

I love soups.  As in love so much that I could eat them every day, at least during the winter months!  And honestly, some weeks that almost happens at our house.  Thankfully my family enjoys soup almost as much as I do, otherwise I’d be in trouble!

This Creamy White Chili is one of my go-to soup recipes.  It’s super fast to throw together (especially if you use leftover chicken), is full of flavor and filling too!  Serve it with crusty bread and a salad and you’ll have a meal that is sure to satisfy!

If you’re not a fan of food with a tiny bit of a kick, I’d recommend cutting back the cumin to ½ tsp. and the black pepper to ¼ tsp.   I personally don’t think it is super spicy but my family prefers when I make the adjustments to tone it down a little.  So play around with it and make it to suit your taste.  To me, that’s half the fun of cooking anyway!

Creamy White Chili
1 lb. chicken breast, cubed*
1 med. onion, chopped
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cans (15 1/2 oz. each) Great Northern Beans, rinsed & drained
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. milk

In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and milk. Serve immediately.

* Or simply use 2 to 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken and add along with the beans, broth and seasonings.

Yield: 7 servings

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